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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.OPODIS.2017.25
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Abraham, Ittai ; Malkhi, Dahlia ; Nayak, Kartik ; Ren, Ling ; Spiegelman, Alexander

Solida: A Blockchain Protocol Based on Reconfigurable Byzantine Consensus

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Abstract

The decentralized cryptocurrency Bitcoin has experienced great success but also encountered many challenges. One of the challenges has been the long confirmation time. Another chal- lenge is the lack of incentives at certain steps of the protocol, raising concerns for transaction withholding, selfish mining, etc. To address these challenges, we propose Solida, a decentralized blockchain protocol based on reconfigurable Byzantine consensus augmented by proof-of-work. Solida improves on Bitcoin in confirmation time, and provides safety and liveness assuming the adversary control less than (roughly) one-third of the total mining power.

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@InProceedings{abraham_et_al:LIPIcs:2018:8640,
  author =	{Ittai Abraham and Dahlia Malkhi and Kartik Nayak and Ling Ren and Alexander Spiegelman},
  title =	{{Solida: A Blockchain Protocol Based on Reconfigurable Byzantine Consensus}},
  booktitle =	{21st International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2017)},
  pages =	{25:1--25:19},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-061-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{95},
  editor =	{James Aspnes and Alysson Bessani and Pascal Felber and Jo{\~a}o Leit{\~a}o},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2018/8640},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-86409},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.OPODIS.2017.25},
  annote =	{Keywords: Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Byzantine fault tolerance, Reconfiguration}
}

Keywords: Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Byzantine fault tolerance, Reconfiguration
Seminar: 21st International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2017)
Issue Date: 2018
Date of publication: 16.03.2018


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